Motherhood in realtime…

I’ve enjoyed recording my kids seemingly normal moments in realtime. I figured for kicks and giggles I’d photograph one of my own moments in real time:
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This is back patio right now. It wouldn’t seem so bad if it hadn’t looked like this for several weeks! I started one of those projects that I figured would be wrapped up much faster than was the case. Cannon’s Christmas present has taken some time and then there was another little project that I managed to squeeze in.
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And because I only can find an hour here and an hour there – my patio has looked like this for too long. I’m grateful for a patient and understanding husband. And even more grateful that I still have all my fingers after spending hours on the scroll saw!
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Gone are the days of me finishing a project quickly without interruptions!


Here’s a real-life look at our Wednesday. It’s spring break so all the kids are home, but we had three under the weather this morning so we were low key. By afternoon it was starting to rain and the kids went out to jump on the trampoline.

Cannon was still in his pajamas and had lost his pants sometime throughout the day.
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He also had a bloody nose earlier and his face shows it.
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Hunter hadn’t brushed his hair, and probably not his teeth but he did manage to get dressed.
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While Bennett was supposed to be napping, he decided to get dressed in a clean pajama shirt and a pair of shorts.
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Hallie was the most put together because she was the only one to leave the house today when she went hiking with her cousin.
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I stood under the tree (in my pajamas) as it rained and I watched as they played duck, duck, goose. Cannon trying his best to stay balanced while the other three ran circles around him. I don’t know how many times I pulled him off for his own protection and yet he climbed his way back up time and time again.

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And then he giggled when he looked up to the sky and the rain hit his face.
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